The why of Consumption

The why of Consumption

For example, Marty's life project of being a successful student not only relates to who Marty wants to be but also points to the kinds of things he needs to do (e.g. organize his life and ...

Author: S. Ratneshwar

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415316170

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 330

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This book brings together an international collection of authors from a variety of disciplines who offer new and critical perspectives, summarize key findings and provide important theoretical frameworks to guide the reader through the 'why?' of consumption. The book answers questions such as: What is the nature of motives, goals, and desires that prompt consumption behaviours? Why do consumers buy and consume particular products, brands and services from the multitude of alternatives afforded by their environments? How do consumers think and feel about their cravings? Unique in focus and with multifaceted approach which anyone interested in consumption and consumer research will find fascinating, this topical book provides an excellent overview of current research, and imparts key insights to illuminate the subject for both academics and practitioners alike.
Categories: Business & Economics

Why Things Break

Why Things Break

As this option is exploited, the “things” of the world are becoming more complex. And as a thing becomes more complex, there are more ways it can fail. Reliability and complexity are incompatible—though this simple truth is often ...

Author: Mark Eberhart

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780307422699

Category: Science

Page: 272

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Did you know— • It took more than an iceberg to sink the Titanic. • The Challenger disaster was predicted. • Unbreakable glass dinnerware had its origin in railroad lanterns. • A football team cannot lose momentum. • Mercury thermometers are prohibited on airplanes for a crucial reason. • Kryptonite bicycle locks are easily broken. “Things fall apart” is more than a poetic insight—it is a fundamental property of the physical world. Why Things Break explores the fascinating question of what holds things together (for a while), what breaks them apart, and why the answers have a direct bearing on our everyday lives. When Mark Eberhart was growing up in the 1960s, he learned that splitting an atom leads to a terrible explosion—which prompted him to worry that when he cut into a stick of butter, he would inadvertently unleash a nuclear cataclysm. Years later, as a chemistry professor, he remembered this childhood fear when he began to ponder the fact that we know more about how to split an atom than we do about how a pane of glass breaks. In Why Things Break, Eberhart leads us on a remarkable and entertaining exploration of all the cracks, clefts, fissures, and faults examined in the field of materials science and the many astonishing discoveries that have been made about everything from the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger to the crashing of your hard drive. Understanding why things break is crucial to modern life on every level, from personal safety to macroeconomics, but as Eberhart reveals here, it is also an area of cutting-edge science that is as provocative as it is illuminating.
Categories: Science

The Foundations of the Theology of Judaism God

The Foundations of the Theology of Judaism  God

order— "hierarchized"— and the order of all things is shown to have a purpose, so that the order, ... The Mishnah time and again demonstrates two contrary propositions: (1) many things join together by their nature into one thing, ...

Author: Jacob Neusner

Publisher: Jason Aronson

ISBN: UVA:X002119818

Category: Judaism

Page: 224

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Categories: Judaism

The Rotarian

The Rotarian

Here are some of the things that Coupon said to me: "You are not good if detached from the Fellowship of your kind. You have been patting yourself on the back because you were elected into membership of an organization.





Page: 64

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Established in 1911, The Rotarian is the official magazine of Rotary International and is circulated worldwide. Each issue contains feature articles, columns, and departments about, or of interest to, Rotarians. Seventeen Nobel Prize winners and 19 Pulitzer Prize winners – from Mahatma Ghandi to Kurt Vonnegut Jr. – have written for the magazine.

Ressourcement Theology

Ressourcement Theology

'The truth of our intellect is according to its conformity with its principle, that is to say, to the things from which it receives knowledge', St Thomas tells us, and from him this is indeed a basic teaching.

Author: Patricia Kelly

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567672513

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Ressourcement Theology: A Sourcebook offers a collection of texts previously unavailable in English from leading Dominicans and Jesuits, who initiated a movement for renewal that contributed to the reforms of the Second Vatican Council. In the last decade, theologians have undertaken a serious reappraisal of the contribution of Ressourcement theology to 20th century theology in the Catholic tradition and beyond. This 'return to Ressourcement' has resulted in many of the principal texts being translated into English and (re-)issued, ensuring their accessibility to scholars across the globe. Despite this, many of the earliest documents relating to the history of Ressourcement theology are unavailable to most English-speaking scholars, as they are largely journal articles and book chapters published in French. Patricia Kelly has selected the most significant texts that so far have been unavailable in English, including the controversial piece by Jean-Marie LeBlond ('The Analogy of Truth') that was condemned in the 1950s by the Vatican, as well as the response to Labourdette's attack on LeBlond, penned anonymously by a group of Jesuits. All of these documents will help students and scholars to engage deeply with the history of the Ressourcement movement and its relevance for the developments of the Catholic tradition.
Categories: Religion

Record of Things Heard

Record of Things Heard

Do not take this to be fundamental just because it is a good thing. Yet I do not mean to say that you should therefore violate precepts and be self-indulgent. To cling in such a manner is an erroneous view; it is that of an outsider.

Author: Dogen

Publisher: Shambhala

ISBN: UVA:X030040787

Category: Philosophy

Page: 129

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This Zen classic is a collection of talks by the great Japanese Zen Master Dogen, the founder of the Soto School. They were recorded by Ejo, one of Dogen's first disciples, and later his foremost successor. The talks and stories in this volume were written in the thirteenth-century Japan, a time when Buddhism was undergoing a "dark age" of misinterpretation and corruption. It was in this atmosphere that Dogen attempted to reassert the true essence of the Buddhist teachings and to affirm "the mind of the Way" and the doctrine of selflessness. Dogen emphasizes the disciplinary aspect of Zen: meditation practice is presented here as the backbone without which Buddhism could not exist. The stories in this volume are often humorous and paradoxical, relating the Buddhist teachings by means of example. Commonly in the Zen tradition, discussions between teacher and student and the telling of tales are used to point to a greater truth, which mere theory could never explain. Dogen relates interesting stories of his travels in China, where the inspiration he found lacking in Japanese Buddhism was flourishing in the Ch'an school of Chinese Buddhism.
Categories: Philosophy

Outlines of Psychology

Outlines of Psychology

Early in his third year he got into the way of asking who made this and that thing . ... He now looks at things as occurring for a purpose , and can only understand them in so far as they present some analogy to his own purposive ...

Author: James Sully


ISBN: WISC:89051207512

Category: Educational psychology

Page: 711

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Categories: Educational psychology

Commedia and Canzoniere

Commedia and Canzoniere

60 As his true pen doth write , ” I then went on , “ My father , thy dear brother's , who with thee Rome to the good and holy pathway won , Faith is the proof of things we do not see , The substance of things hoped for , and from hence ...

Author: Dante Alighieri


ISBN: HARVARD:32044098632672



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This Is Why We Can t Have Nice Things Parenting Marriage Madness

This Is Why We Can t Have Nice Things   Parenting  Marriage  Madness

up dolls, and swings...that sort of thing. Perhaps someone would answer wearing a leather mask with a zipper over the mouth. I'd started feeling like we lived below an adult film studio. A man opened the door.

Author: Clint Edwards


ISBN: 9781483433332


Page: 214

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"Clint is one of my favorite dad voices today ... He's the perfect combination of LOL funny, completely relatable and down to earth. There's nobody else quite like him!" - Jill Smokler, Scary Mommy "Clint Edwards brings real humor to the unsavory parts of childcare..." - Eli Epstein, Mashable "I always know, when I'm about to read a piece by Clint, that I'll end up nodding my head in agreement..." - Amy Joyce, The Washington Post "Clint Edwards writes about fatherhood in a way that is refreshingly self-deprecating and brilliantly honest. With views on parenting that are often off-beat and unconventional, Clint's work emanates a genuine warmth, enthusiasm and most of all, an unshakeable dedication to being the best father he can be." - Grace Koelma, Kidspot "Clint Edwards is dynamic. As a modern dad, his perspective is refreshing and his knack for stating the obvious and otherwise-not-mentioned is what allows him to connect with his readers." -Lara Bestbier,

Everyday Survival Why Smart People Do Stupid Things

Everyday Survival  Why Smart People Do Stupid Things

He'd upended our model of things. Striving for the bottom, he had reached the top. He'd found the smokestacks on the roof of the world, one of the great factories in the supply chain that creates us all. But what was driving this ...

Author: Laurence Gonzales

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393069655

Category: Science

Page: 288

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“Well-written and fascinating . . . this is the kind of book you want everyone to read.”—Cleveland Plain Dealer “Curiosity, awareness, attention,” Laurence Gonzales writes. “Those are the tools of our everyday survival. . . . We all must be scientists at heart or be victims of forces that we don’t understand.” In this fascinating account, Gonzales turns his talent for gripping narrative, knowledge of the way our minds and bodies work, and bottomless curiosity about the world to the topic of how we can best use the blessings of evolution to overcome the hazards of everyday life. Everyday Survival will teach you to make the right choices for our complex, dangerous, and quickly changing world—whether you are climbing a mountain or the corporate ladder.
Categories: Science